PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                                  June 12, 2002


Members Present:         Commissioners: John Zaborsky, Richard Gawinski, Roy Kuehn, Herb Horn, and Commissioner Judy Holtz


Excused:                       Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor, and Commissioners Glen Allen, and Theresa Bolwerk


Also Present:                Ron Krueger Director of Parks & Recreation and Ronald Pavlak, Assistant Park Foreman, and Mary Heiting Bookkeeper


                                    Clarence Peterson


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MOTION: Commissioner Kuehn, seconded  Commissioner Holtz  to approve the minutes of May 22,  2002.   Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditure list in the amount of $3,472.40.  MOTION: Commissioner Zaborsky, seconded Commissioner Holtz to approve the bills as submitted.   Motion carried unanimously.


President, Gawinski congratulated Judy Holtz for her re-appointment to Park Commissioner for the term of July 2002 through June of 2009.  President Gawinski also congratulated Clarence Peterson for his new appointment as Park Commissioner finishing the term of Commissioner Bolwerk who moved out of the area.  New Commissioner Peterson’s term runs July 2002 through June of 2004.







Director Krueger had a meeting with Randal Maurer from Native Solutions – Environmental Consulting.  Mr. Maurer felt there would be possibilities at our proposed nature park.  Commissioner Zaborsky suggested a meeting including Mr. Maurer during the July 4th week to discussion further options.



Director Krueger stated that the Finance Department reviewed the upcoming budget meeting sessions and prepared the Commissioners for funding ideas.


A review of the utility property along Valley Road proposed for park land was discussed.  The Commission suggested a tour of this area and agendizing this item for the June 26 meeting. 


Community Development Director Dearborn had been in contact with Mayor Laux from the City of Menasha about the location of a dog exercise park.  Dir. Dearborn and Director Krueger reviewed the dog park locations.  The Park Commission discussed having a dog exercise park in the Town of Menasha.   The Commissioners requested this issue should be agendized for the June 26 meeting.


Appleton Sign Company installed the sign at the Community Center.  It was reviewed that the sign needed to be separated into two signs to comply with Winnebago County zoning requirements.  There will be some unexpected expenses to complete this project.


Discussion ensued about drafting up a letter to submit to each sports organization annually, which uses the park facilities.  Director Krueger will review this request and submit something at the next meeting.


Park Foreman Pavlak stated that he has been coordinating an Eagle Boy Scout project for Jason Hrubecky.  This community service project will help the park department at O’Hauser Park and other park areas. 





Commissioner Horn attended a sports meeting with the City of Menasha sports affiliates and discussed their intentions to develop soccer and softball fields near Calder stadium. 


It was discussed that each park should have a design proposed to show what future needs would be.  A proposal would then be reviewed by the Park Commissioner and referred to for budgeting purposes and future needs.



Motion Commissioner Kuehn, seconded Commissioner Zaborsky to adjourn the June 12, 2002 meeting at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.




John A. Zaborsky, 

Secretary, Park Commission